Five myths about muslims in america in fact the american muslim community is the most diverse muslim community in the world. Five myths about mosques in america he is the author of muslims in america a short history and the editor of the encyclopedia of muslim american history visit the five myths . I am edward curtis a professor at iupui thanks for joining me to talk about my sunday outlook piece five myths about mosques in america like anything regarding muslims today the article generated lots of interest support and condemnation. 1 mosques are new to this country mosques have been here since the colonial era a mosque or masjid is literally any place where muslims make salat the prayer performed in the direction of mecca it neednt be a building one of the first mosques in north american history was on kent island md between . Selected history of mosques in the united states a mosque also called masjid in arabic is defined as any place that muslims pray facing mecca not necessarily a buildingby that meaning there were mosques in the united states by 1731 or earlier muslim job ben solomon 1701 1773 an african american kidnapped into slavery was documented by his slave narrative memoir to have prayed in
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